Hadrian's Wall - Edge of an Empire
|INSIDE:||130 colour photographs|
Stretching from the Solway Firth to the estuary of the River Tyne, Hadrian's Wall runs for 74 miles through some of the most scenic landscape in Britain. It disregards hills and valleys, at times choosing what seems to be the most difficult route. It is a spectacular monument to the ambition and skill of the Romans, who built the wall almost two thousand years ago to mark and protect the northernmost boundary of their Empire.
Ed Geldard's beautifully illustrated account describes Hadrian the man and the construction of the wall, and takes the reader on a tour of the wall from east to west, concluding with an examination of the soldiers' way of life.
Reviews of Ed Geldard's other books:
Wainwright in the Limestone Dales 'Ed Geldard's photographs are stunningly magnificent.' The Times
Wainwright's Tour in the Lake District 'The best book on Cumbria's landscape' Westmoreland Gazette
Wainwright's Lost Tour 'A rich photographic account of this extraordinary journey' Lakeland Walker
"Professional landscape photographer Ed Geldard takes the reader on a tour of Hadrian's Wall from east to west, describes Hadrian the man, the way of life of soldiers stationed on this frontier, the Stanegate forts and the construction of this spectacular monument to the ambition and skill of the Romans, which over six years involved the use of almost four million tons of rock. A beautifully illustrated book with 130 outstanding images."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Northumbrian
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